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Sou-Wester Gift & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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178 Peggys Point Rd, Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia B3Z 3S2, Canada
+1 902-823-2561
10:00 - 19:00
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Halifax, Canada
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has a great view of the ocean and of the very well known lighthouse that you can count on every time unfortunately the food is not has reliable. I have had good meals here but I have also had bad meals. Because we don't live far from this place we often like to go there for weekend breakfast,... More 

Thank Harley1Dave
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sou-Wester Restaurant has the MOST AMAZING LOBSTER ! It is truly an experience. They bring out the red carpet when they serve lobster. DELICIOUS TREAT ! We found some great embroidered towels in the gift shop to bring home as gifts! Can't wait to return!

Thank MarineMarketingGroup
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We loved the gifts in the gift shop and spent an almost embarrassing amount of money on trinkets, sweat shirts and photography. There are 2 floors to browse through and so many wonderful things to see. We then had lunch at the restaurant. It was delicious and the wait staff were great. We all had fish and chips, so not... More 

1 Thank Geri G
Halifax, Canada
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Excellent location, gorgeous views, good service. Plus, there is a great deal right now for lobster dinner.

Thank KennO555
Nicole C, Manager at Sou-Wester Gift & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience of having lobster dinner! It is our lobster season right now until the end of May so we are able to run a great deal! We hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Nicole More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Had a wonderful lunch here while exploring the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. Food was wonderful as well as service.

Thank Robin S
Nicole C, Manager at Sou-Wester Gift & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant! We strive to provide a wonderful dining experience and really appreciate your feedback. Come back soon! Thanks, Nicole More 

Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Good set up here - not only to get out of the cold. Friendly staff and a great range of items, including emergency warm clothing and rest rooms. Restaurant attached - I didn't go in but it looked good.

Thank Sapper909
Nicole C, Manager at Sou-Wester Gift & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello! I am so glad that you were able to take shelter from the cold in our gift shop. We appreciate your feedback. We try to cover everyones needs and wants in our gift selection. Next time maybe you can pop in for some warm apple cider or coffee! Thanks, Nicole More 

Citrus Heights, California
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179 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We went here for t-shirts and other Peggy's Cove and Nova Scotia souvenirs. Upstairs is a place where you can get a passport stamp or mail a postcard with a special Peggy's Cove postmark. We did not eat here, but shopping was great.

1 Thank dbwbear
Nicole C, Manager at Sou-Wester Gift & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi! We would like to thank you for visiting our gift shop! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our selection of t-shirts and other souvenirs. We appreciate your support and hope next time you have time for a bite to eat as well! Thanks, Nicole More 

Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017

this restaurant has maritime food - fish, scallops, haddock, lobster, fish cakes, fish chowder etc, etc, and the prices are very good and the fish is fresh fresh, fresh. Great staff and service - I lost a silk scarf here and came back the following day and they had saved it for me.

Thank inhalifax
Halifax, Canada
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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

If you don't bring your own meal or eat at one of the many restaurants along the way to Peggy's Cove you are simply doing yourself a disservice. This place is a trap and way overpriced. We felt rushed and crowded we ended up having a soup after looking at the menu and getting lunch on the road back to... More 

3 Thank Potter477
Kingston, Canada
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

After and quick walk around the rocks, it was great to come into the resturant to have some soup, coffee and a tea. Great service & highly recommended! 🖒🖒

Thank Cheryl And Don B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 21
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Peggys Point Rd, Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia B3Z 3S2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Peggy's Cove
  • Phone Number: +1 902-823-2561

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?